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N700m approved for completion of Farin Ruwa Dam project

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 said Federal Government has approved N700 million to complete the Farin Ruwa Hydro power project in Nasarawa State to boost power generation in the country. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources Dr Musa Ibrahim, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) following the ...

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1.5m Rwandese to get AfDB’s €115m water lifeline

Wambui Gichuri

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services. Wambui Gichuri, the AfDB’s Director for Water Development and Sanitation The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas ...

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Government declares Cross River councils open defecation free

Gov Ben Ayade

The Federal Government has declared Ikom and Yala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Cross River State open defecation free (ODF). The declaration was made at a news conference held in Calabar, the state capital, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 by the state Ministry of Water Resources. Speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, who was ...

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Minister reiterates need for water supply, good sanitation

suleiman adamu kazaure

Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 called on governments at all levels to ensure access to adequate water supply and sanitation. Adamu made the call at the inauguration of the Kamomi Aketi Accelerated Water Scheme at Ogbese in Akure North Local Government in Ondo State. He explained that the consequences of lack of access ...

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Nigerians urged to adopt environmental sanitation to reduce malaria


The Federal Government on Monday, December 10, 2018 urged Nigerians to adopt environmental sanitation measures to reduce breeding of mosquitoes and prevent malaria. Dr Audu Mohammed, the National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), gave the advice at the Fourth Quarter Media Chat in Abuja. Mohammed, who was represented by Mr Chukwu Okoronkwo, Head of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation, ...

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UN-Habitat donates 50 public toilets to Kogi

Maimuna Moh’d Sharif

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has donated 50 public toilets to the Kogi State Government. Director of Sanitation in the Ministry of Environment, Mr Aaron Zakari, disclosed this on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Lokoja, the state capital, during a town hall meeting organised by the Justice, Development and Peace Development Commission (JDPC). Zakari, who said that the ...

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World Bank supports Bauchi’s water rehabilitation scheme with $65m

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

The world Bank has donated $65 million to support Bauchi State urban water rehabilitation scheme. The Task Team Leader of the Bank in Nigeria, Dr Jamal Alkairy, disclosed this when he led stakeholders in the water sector on a courtesy call to the state’s Deputy Governor, Mr. Audu Katagum, in Bauchi, the state capital, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Jamal said the ...

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How GWP, nations transformed Benin’s water sector

Global Water Partnership

A brand-new national water policy, an innovative water law and a foreign intervention running into millions of Euros now typify the hitherto sluggish water sector in Benin Republic. Courtesy of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), the West African nation has developed an effective Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan, which was facilitated by GWP Benin (the Country Water Partnership), with ...

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World Toilet Day and Nigeria’s sanitation challenges

Open defecation in Lagos

“We go to the stream, we don’t have water here, even toilets; we usually use the bush. A woman was bitten by a snake while defecating in the bush and another one was bitten when she went to pick firewood for cooking. “We want the government to help us, especially on these toilet and water issues. Some women urinate anywhere ...

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Group advocates holistic approach to sustainable water resource management

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Global Rights, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has described lack of access to potable water as “the greatest threat” to Nigeria’s security. It has thus called for a holistic approach to water resource management in the country. Ms Abiodun Baiyewu, Executive Director of Global Rights, made the assertion at a stakeholders’ engagement dialogue with the theme: “Contextualising Nigeria’s Resource Management in Mining and ...

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